Students focus on the historic lumber industry of the New River Gorge. Students understand the impact of the logging industry on the local and national economy. Through photographs, students visualize the virgin forest of the Gorge as well as the devastating effects on a natural resource following logging. Students walk through the recovering forest of today and learn through hands-on activities, demonstrations, and discussion.
Glade Creek and Grandview
4th – 6th
Logging is a story of the depletion, recovery, and preservation of a renewable natural resource.
Develop some understanding of what a virgin forest was like
Stroll through a forest to identify trees cut for timber and learn what life in a lumber camp was like
State ways to conserve and preserve our forest resources
Pre-visit activities are:
The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss
Post-visit activities are:
Trees for Lumber
Making Recycled Paper
WV Content Standards met:
History/Social Sciences - SS.4.4.6, SS.WV.3.1, SS.WV.3.2, SS.WV.4.4, SS.WV.4.6, SS.WV.4.8, SS.WV.5.2, SS.WV.5.3, SS.5.3.5, SS5.4.9, SS.5.5.7